A few weeks ago, I blogged about opening our Government Day event to the participation of the larger diabetes community. Just as a quick reminder, Government Day is actually a 4 day event that is part training session, part research update, part networking opportunity, and part celebration of our Advocacy Program. This year, we'll be convening from March 12-March 15 here in the Washington, D.C. area.
Though we can only afford to bring in about 150 volunteers from across the country, we're stepping-up our use of social media to engage the DOC. First, we'll be live-streaming our diabetes blogger round table session on Sunday, March 13, at 2pm EST. Our discussion will focus on how JDRF's Advocacy Program can more effectively complement the efforts of the DOC moving forward. We'll be taking questions for the round table submitted via Twitter and Facebook. Second, as we have in year's past, we'll be live-tweeting the entire event, under the hashtag #JDRFGovDay.
Finally, we'll be adding more photos and video of the event this year. We'll be adding VLOG entries over the four days here on the Advocacy Blog, complete with advocate stories and reaction from participants. Event photos will be posted on our Facebook fan page.
Please take some time to keep tabs on our Government Day event this year.
We'll be posting a complete schedule of events soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions about Government Day or if you have ideas for how we can generate more engagement from the DOC, let me know in the comments below.
This is great news, MIke. I look forward to social networking during government day.
I'll echo that this is an exciting bit of news, Mike. Looking forward to participating and seeing it all evolve as we move along.
I am VERY excited about Government Day! This is my first year attending as an ATC! And as the author of a D blog - I'm very excited about the social media aspect - and ESPECIALLY the diabetes blogger roundtable! See you then!
Very exciting would be more exciting if our representatives put in some more money into research so we can stop diabetes in its tracks we do not need artificial pancreas that still going to need blood glucose monitoring and insulin We need a medicine that will stop diabetes once and for all All these temporeraly ideas makes the drug and insurances more richer enough of that!
i am here in DC for a non related event...just saw this...can you get me more information?? firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thanks all hard-working lobbyists and advocates who are making Government Day happen. Hope to join you for future events.